Balance knife

a carving or table knife the handle of which overbalances the blade, and so keeps it from contact with the table.

See also: Balance

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Olsen, Watt balance performance as attributed to the balance knife edge, Private Communication (NIST Electricity Divison Note) (circa 1992).